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Author Topic:   How do you define the Theory of Evolution?
CRR
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Message 91 of 93 (814432)
07-09-2017 7:32 PM


Agree to not agree?
So are we all agreed that we can't agree on a single definition for the Theory of Evolution?
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Message 92 of 93 (814450)
07-10-2017 4:12 AM
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07-09-2017 7:32 PM


Re: Agree to not agree?
CRR writes:

So are we all agreed that we can't agree on a single definition for the Theory of Evolution?

Of course we could, pretty much any of the definitions would do - if forced. But why would anyone want or need to, when to do so would remove useful information and the ability of different groups of people to understand it?


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Message 93 of 93 (814506)
07-10-2017 12:49 PM
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07-09-2017 7:32 PM


Re: Agree to not agree?
CRR writes:

So are we all agreed that we can't agree on a single definition for the Theory of Evolution?


So that's the magic silver bullet, is it? If we can't all agree on a letter-by-letter, one-size-fits-all definition of evolution for all occasions, that's somehow a significant argument against evolution?
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